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27-05-2009, 10:20 PM
I'm trying to compile a concise list of the best classic chess instruction manuals. By classic I mean old books that have stood the test of time, and were good enough to have since been rereleased in algebraic notation. So no present day authors.

Any ideas?

27-05-2009, 11:17 PM
Common sense in chess by Em.Lasker

Basic chess endings by R.Fine

Alot of Nimzo material.

Kevin Bonham
27-05-2009, 11:33 PM
Simple Chess by Michael Stean - not that old (1978) but certainly a classic and now re-released in algebraic.

28-05-2009, 12:04 AM
Dreihundret Schachpartien - Tarrasch

now as 300 chess games

Absolutely excellent

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

28-05-2009, 09:19 AM
Chess Fundamentals by Capablanca (but don't get the butchered version by De Firmian).